Every year, monarch butterflies migrate south or west to escape cold northern climates. To better understand this annual migration, reseachers from Washington State University have been breeding and releasing butterflies that are labeled with identification stickers.
California's Sierra Nevada snowpack is lower than it has ever been in the past 500 years – a result of the region's three-year long drought, which doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon, say researchers.
US honeybee populations continue to suffer - the reason for which still eludes scientists - as new research has revealed that their numbers have dropped more than 40 percent during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015.
With summer nearly a month away, there's a reason everyone is anticipating its arrival. The sun is always shining, school's out, you lay on the beach and tan, and you just feel better. Well, the latter may be because people are generally healthier in the summer.
Massive bird invasions taking place across the United States and Canada, a phenomenon that has long puzzled scientists and birdwatchers alike, is reportedly linked to climate shifts, new research indicates.
Previous research has suggested that climate change brings heat waves and cold snaps along with it, but a new study has come to a different conclusion.
Although the media has egregiously been playing up the "snowmageddon" since winter storm Juno made her way across the East Coast, the US has still been experiencing some record cold, with local complaining that they haven't felt so chilled in years. Now NASA and the NOAA are here to tell us that it wasn't all in our heads, releasing satellite imagery that show an utterly frozen over eastern US.
During winter months, residents of northern US cities are experiencing more snowstorms like the recent "historic" nor'easter Juno, and the lack of sunshine is causing vitamin D deficiency, a new study warns.
If seeing Bill Murray's face on daytime movie channels hasn't been enough of a hint, here's a reminder that today is Groundhog Day, 2015. And as of this morning, our furry friends - for whom this day pertains - have confirmed that we are indeed doomed for six more weeks of winter... as if we didn't know that already.
Scientists have spotted the first northern saw-whet owl in Arkansas, a species previously believed to not frequent the state during wintering months, according to new research.
For baby boomers, the name of the Woolly Bear Caterpillar will at least ring a bell. Much like the iconic groundhog, this incredibly fluffy black and brown caterpillar has long been associated with winter, able to help locals predict the severity of the season. However, whether or not there is any truth in the folklore has long remained a subject of debate.
Do you remember those childhood Decembers when it snowed so hard that you had feet of packed powder to play with? You could build a snowman, have a snowball fight between snow forts, or - my personal favorite - you could tunnel. Now a researcher is suggesting that this is a favorite past-time for many small birds, too.
Planning on heading out to meet relatives this Thanksgiving? You might be in store for some nasty weather and even delays, according to satellite imagery from NASA and the NOAA.
Winter is rearing its ugly head, and soon your backyard may be covered in thick sheets of snow (if it isn't already). Now is the time to break out the rakes and bag up those autumn leaves. However, if you're not particularly into yard work, we've got a fantastic reason for you to shirk the raking: leaving leaves where they fall can actually be a boon to wintering wildlife and your garden!
If you haven't already, it's time to stoke the fireplace, break out the blankets, and prepare for a heck of a heating bill. That's because the face of winter has descended upon North America. Well, that's at least according to new satellite imagery from the NOAA and NASA.